I just took this app for a significant test drive. This is an un-finished, product. The "team" is two people who clearly spend more time and money on WHAT you see rather than WHAT you get. There have been MANY requests for very simple updates, and while you can see these two individuals spending a great deal of time replying to every comment under five stars both here and on their site, we have yet to see an update where they implement the basic functionality it lacks. I assume the App Store placement is due to crowd or parent funding.
Here are my qualms…
– Okay, so the name of the app is “Agenda”, yet to add an event to your calendar, you must upgrade to “Premium”.
– Clearly the developer forgot about the Mac Share menu, where you can simply right click and send the selected content wherever you want, whether that be a calendar or note app. They have not re-written the functionality of Google Calendar or I-Cal. The name of the event is what you write in the field.
– They use misleading language to reference the calendar upgrade. It is simply a google calendar widget. It has absolutely NOTHING to do with the content of the notes. So, if you want to create an event in your own calendar with a title that you create, you can upgrade and they will put a widget in there. Thats IT. At first I thought that the name of the note would sync to the title of the event and the body to the notes section of google, but NO.
So that means the notes title, content and any tasks you have written have nothing to do with their calendar integration.
– This focus on past, present and future? ITS A DIARY.
– Basic text formatting shortcuts works throughout, but there is no formatting menu
– you cannot highlight
– you cannot change the colors of your text
– You only have access to preformatted styles rather, NO fonts and definitely no access to system fonts.
– NO attachments or images, inline or links. When they do add this feature it will be in two stages. First local links and then inline images (I guess a year from now) So you cannot drag an image in there, and eventually, when they do allow it, it will be a local link rather than seeing it.
– NO integrations
– no tables
– no chrome or safari extension to save content
– and definitely no sending screenshots or images since the app cannot handle it.
– no columns.
– no mac menu bar item for “quick add" or anything like that
– There are no "view" options (like evernote).
– THERE IS NO IOS APP
– Any text you copy and paste FROM the app will be stripped of its basic formatting, if you would like to preserve your “bullets" you must upgrade to “premium" for 24.99
– If you decide to Print or save as a PDF, they WATERMARK the document. To remove a watermark, you must upgrade.
– “saved search” are also an upgraded feature... Im not sure if they are referencing bolean search operaters or just making your tags VISIBLE in the sidebar.
– From the way they explain your purchase, you will have access to all future features for free, which implies that any additional features for those that do not “upgrade" now will be extra.
– The free version of evernote is more full featured.
At first I was very excited about this app, but I find it to be very pretentious to even consider charging money for such an unfinished product. This app should be in Beta NOT on the app store, and if it is on the app store, it should be FREE until the customer is getting what they are paying for NOW.
They charge for things that are NOT add-on’s, but functionality that is blocked. Meaning, they have gone out of their way to add a watermark to a pdf? So stripping that watermark is an add-on? I think not. Making copied text, plain text? That is not an add-on, that is delibrately removing a functionality (any formatted text pasted into a different app preserves its formatting), Unless its text editor.
OH, but again, you can just right click, go to services, send to evernote or wherever else, and whatever you have highlighted has preserved its formatting. Just like this comment.